Mention Jamaican music to most Americans, and the pop sounds of reggae usually come to mind. But there’s much more—the wonderfully rich harmonies of choral music, hundreds of rarely heard sacred songs and folk songs that deserve more exposure. Doctoral student O’Neil Jones is about to make that happen.
Associate Professor of Music Theory Steven Bruns and the late renowned composer George Crumb shared a close, long-lasting professional relationship and deep friendship. As Bruns nears retirement this spring, he reflects on his role as Crumb’s archivist and biographer.
Three College of Music alumni recently started the Scheherazade Music Festival—an incubator for innovation and connection through chamber music, pushing the art form forward and bringing performers, composers and audiences together.
When it comes to 20th- and 21st-century music, Professor of Music Theory Daphne Leong—along with her colleagues in the world of rhythm in music performance and scholarship—engages in intense research and endless experimentation, which brought her to Montreal’s McGill University for a recent residency.
The Cleveland Orchestra’s biennial residency at CU Boulder’s College of Music returned for three days packed with sectionals, rehearsals, mock auditions, master classes, a Q&A and a Faculty Tuesdays concert.
As part of an independent study course, students put their skills into practice, installing new carpet tiles to mitigate sound reflection, adding updated lighting systems and constructing floor-to-ceiling shelving units built to accommodate and showcase a variety of design materials.